Mid-South organizations team up to deliver 14-day food packages to families in need

U of M and former Grizz player Elliot Perry’s “Perry Family Foundation” teamed up with the Mid-South Food Bank for the special Mobile Pantry distribution.

Commissioner Keith Gill addresses Sun Belt football, cancellation of spring sports in teleconference

Casey Stanley leaves Arkansas State to become Iona assistant

  Lyon & Williams Baptist women’s basketball get nods on NAIA All-American Team

  Arkansas State bowling reflects after season cut short due to COVID-19

  Several NEA standouts on MaxPreps Arkansas All-State Basketball Teams

  All-American Michael Carr on Olympics being postponed: “I think it’s a good call.”

Continued Coverage

Arkansas guard Jalen Harris will graduate transfer

SEMO introduces new head men’s basketball coach

  Tokyo Olympics officially postponed to 2021 by IOC

Cowboys center Travis Frederick retires

  Tyler Zuber training at Arkansas State after stellar Spring Training with Royals

GCT baseball player dies after 1-vehicle crash in Jonesboro

  Marmaduke’s Reesa Hampton commits to Williams Baptist University

She averaged 15 points and 6 assists per game in her senior season

Mammoth Spring guard Alex Mero commits to Crowley’s Ridge College

Mero was 1A All-State averaging 16.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season

  Omar Bayless wins 2020 Larry Lacewell Award

Bayless had 93 receptions and 17 touchdowns in 2019

Ty Clothier steps down as Crowley’s Ridge College women’s basketball coach

Clothier posted a record of 76-177 in nine season as head coach

  Region 8 Sports Vault: Arkansas State 98, Arkansas 84 (2005 Women’s NIT)

Oaklawn moves Arkansas Derby to May 2nd

Arkansas Activities Association extends dead period through April 17th

Saints head coach Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus

Pair of basketball Red Wolves in NCAA Transfer Portal

  Arkansas State QB battle continues after spring practice

Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman making waves in social media

A pair of videos are racking up views on twitter & facebook.

Report: Arkansas State alum J.D. McKissic agrees to deal with Redskins

He tied a career high with 34 receptions with the Lions in 2019.

Ticket buyers to receive refund options on Razorback events

Refunds will be available on a pro-rated basis for season ticket holders in baseball (19 games), softball (17 games), track and field (3 events) and gymnastics (1 meet), including suite holders in applicable sports.

  Region 8 Sports Conversation: Grant Black

The Newport native is a MLB hopeful. The St. Louis Cardinals purchased his contract in February.

  Arkansas State WR Brandon Bowling looks to breakthrough in 2020

The Texas native was one of the stars of the final scrimmage, he had 3 touchdown receptions.

  Crowley’s Ridge College reflects after sports calendar canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The basketball Pioneers were poised to play in their first NAIA National Tournament in program history.

SEC cancels remainder of 2020 spring sports calendar

In addition, all spring football games are cancelled and there will be no pro days conducted by SEC institutions.

Arkansas IF Robert Moore named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

From Leawood, Kansas, Moore went 5-for-9 at the plate vs. the Antelopes, with three RBIs and run scored and a final batting average of .556. His five hits were tied for the team-lead last week, as he recorded multi-hit performances in both games against GCU.

Sun Belt cancels remainder of 2020 spring sports calendar

The season is officially over for Arkansas State baseball along with track & field.

  Lyon reflects after sports calendar canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Baseball (#13), women’s basketball (#11), and women’s wrestling (#8) were all ranked.

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2019-2020)

We’ll update this page over the coming days and months with athletes heading to the next level.

Arkansas horse track’s casino temporarily closing over virus

A Hot Springs horse track is closing its casino for the next two weeks over concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Chargers place franchise tag on Razorback alum Hunter Henry

Henry is averaging 12.6 yards per reception and has scored 17 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Chargers.

Southland Conference cancels spring sports and championships

Remainder of Arkansas State bowling campaign comes to an end

  Tate, Malzahn, All-American Red Heads among new inductees to Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

The 2020 class is being enshrined Friday in Little Rock.

SEC extends suspensions on spring sports

Competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, will be suspended through at least April 15

American Midwest Conference cancels all remaining 2020 spring sports

Impacts Williams Baptist & Lyon in baseball, softball, golf, along with track & field.

NCAA will give student-athletes additional eligibility

The NCAA has granted an additional season/semester of eligibility for student-athletes participating in spring sports.

  Arkansas State spring sports suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns

Red Wolves baseball is impacted along with the men's and women's track and field teams.

Melbourne girls surge in 2nd, win back to back 2A State Championships

The Lady Bearkatz beat Quitman 47-28 to complete a 35-2 season.

  Arkansas Activities Association postpones state finals, suspends spring sports

The Thursday evening session will be played as scheduled.

  Izard County boys & Viola girls fall in 1A State Basketball Finals

The Cougars and Lady Longhorns were in action Thursday in Hot Springs.

UPDATE: Sun Belt cancels championship games

A little more than an hour after announcing that fans would not be allowed at this weekend’s men’s and women’s basketball championship games, the Sun Belt Conference decided to cancel the tournament.

Remainder of SEC Basketball Tournament canceled

The SEC's regular season champion, the University of Kentucky, will be awarded the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

  Arkansas State football holds 2nd scrimmage of spring practice

The Red Wolves had a 2+ hour session. The scrimmage featured red zone drills, long drives, plus special teams work.

  Izard County, Melbourne, & Viola hold state finals sendoffs Wednesday

State basketball championships will be on the line Thursday-Saturday in Hot Springs.

Desi Sills has 20 pts as Arkansas advances in SEC Tournament

The 11th-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks beat No. 14 seed Vanderbilt 86-73 Wednesday night in the last Southeastern Conference Tournament game open to the general public.

  A-State sophomore Camryn Newton-Smith prepares for NCAA Indoor Championships

The Sun Belt champion will compete Friday in New Mexico.

  A&P Commission discusses adding sports commission

The city of Jonesboro wants to form a group aimed at getting extra tourism dollars to the area.

Arkansas home games will have attendance restrictions due to coronavirus concerns

In conjunction with the Southeastern Conference and its member institutions, the University of Arkansas will host home athletic competitions with restricted attendance from now until at least Monday, March 30 at which time the SEC and its member universities will re-evaluate conditions.

Dave Van Horn records 700th victory as Arkansas baseball coach

A double play confirmed under review was registered as the final out of the 700th career win for head coach Dave Van Horn at Arkansas, as the No. 14 Arkansas baseball team defeated Grand Canyon, 10-9, Tuesday afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium.

Arkansas State women’s basketball falls to South Alabama in SBC Tournament

Juniors Morgan Wallace and Peyton Martin posted double-double performances, but Arkansas State's season came to an end in a hard-fought 82-71 decision to South Alabama in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Tuesday night at the College Park Center.

Arkansas State baseball falls in midweek action to Southern Illinois

The Red Wolves fell to the Salukis 14-6.

  #11 Lyon women’s basketball falls in AMC Championship Game

The difference in the game came in the second quarter as the Lady Lions outscored the Scots, 23-6, in the period as Lyon fell by a score of 74-60.

  Arkansas State women’s golf on a roll in 2019-20 season

The Red Wolves look for their 3rd consecutive tournament title this week.

  Earle boys looking for 4th state championship in last 5 years

The bulldogs face England Thursday at 7:45 p.m.

Arkansas State football spring scrimmage #2 set for Wednesday

A-State will conduct the 5:00 p.m. scrimmage either on Centennial Bank Stadium's Allison Field or inside the Student Activity Center (SAC), depending on weather conditions.

Grizzlies about to get healthier

The Memphis Grizzlies said help is on the way, as far as their roster is concerned in the push of the playoffs.

Arkansas junior Mason Jones named AP SEC Co-Player of the Year

Jones, the conference's top scorer at 22 points a game, each received four votes from the panel of 14 AP voters.

  Osceola-Rivercrest to add to rivalry in 3A state basketball championship

Seminoles and Colts meet up on Friday at 1:45 at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs

Riverside alum Gavin Stone earns accolades from D1Baseball & Southland Conference

The junior recorded 13 strikeouts in a no-hitter last week against Southeastern Louisiana

Jireh Washington named Third Team All- Sun Belt Conference

The Memphis native averaged 13.1 points per game this season

Kjerstad hits walk-off homer to lift Hogs over South Alabama

Razorbacks welcome in Grand Canyon on Tuesday

  Culver drives in 3 as A-State baseball beats Gardner-Webb in series finale

Red Wolves host Southern Illinois on Tuesday

Austin Reaves drops 41 pts & game winner for Oklahoma

The Cedar Ridge alum fueled the biggest road comeback in Big 12 history.

  Izard County boys & Viola girls advance to 1A State Finals

The Cougars and Lady Longhorns won Saturday to punch tickets to Hot Springs.

  Nettleton girls, West Memphis boys advance to 5A State Finals

The 5A East will be well represented in Hot Springs.

Arkansas State women’s basketball will face South Alabama in SBC Tournament

The Red Wolves play Tuesday at 8:30pm in Arlington, Texas.

Earle boys, Melbourne girls advance to 2A State Finals

The Bulldogs and Lady Bearkatz are no stranger to Hot Springs.

Red Wolves baseball beats Gardner-Webb in game 2 of series

A big third inning, along with strong pitching efforts by Zech Jarrard propelled the Arkansas State Baseball team in its 8-3 win

Arkansas State falls to Louisiana in SBC Tournament 1st Round

The Red Wolves were dealt a 73-66 setback and saw its season come to a close.

Henderson has 24 pts, #11 Lyon women’s basketball advances to AMC title game

The Scots improved to 29-2 on the year and will host No. 2-seed Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Becknell Gymnasium in the championship game of the AMC Tournament. WWU fell to 25-7 with the loss.

Riverside alum Gavin Stone tosses no-hitter for UCA baseball

The junior right hander tossed the third no-hitter in school history, beating Southeastern Louisiana 2-0 in the series opener.

  Mississippi County rivals Rivercrest & Osceola advance to 3A State Championship Game

The Colts and Seminoles won Saturday to secure a matchup in Hot Springs.

  Arkansas State men face Louisiana Saturday to open SBC Tournament

Tip-off is Saturday at 11:00am on ESPN+

  Arkansas State women’s basketball hosts Troy Saturday on Senior Day

Tipoff is at 4:00pm at First National Bank Arena.

#20 Arkansas softball shuts out #9 Alabama in SEC opener

The Razorbacks (17-4, 1-0 SEC) received clutch pitching from senior Autumn Storms and a key seventh inning RBI knock by junior Danielle Gibson in its 1-0 victory.

  Fast Break Friday Night (3/6/2020)

It's a State Quarterfinal edition of Fast Break. Watch at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, & on the Region 8 News app.